Politics (page 982)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with Harvard professor and former Bush administration official Meghan O’Sullivan about recent developments in the troubled Middle East. Kristen Blair’s guest Daily Journal explores colleges’ increasingly friendly approach to homeschooled students.
    Mitch Kokai, May 18, 2012
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    Will points to the perils of bipartisanship

    George Will‘s latest column suggests that those who crave more bipartisanship among government leaders should consider the history of bipartisan legislation: Bipartisanship, the supposed scarcity of which so distresses the high-minded, actually is disastrously prevalent. Since 2001, it has produced No Child Left Behind,…
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2012
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    About those conservatives who don’t want to pay for the government benefits they receive

    William Voegeli explores in a fascinating new National Review Online article the reasons why some of government’s harshest critics include people who benefit from government programs such as Medicare and Social Security. An American who warns an elected official to keep the government’s hands…
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2012
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    Barone examines the political impact of Obama’s gay marriage ‘evolution’

    Michael Barone, who labels himself a supporter of same-sex marriage, uses his latest column to explore the political implications of President Obama’s recent announcement about gay marriage. Obama was facing a tough political choice on the issue. He needs two groups of voters who…
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online that a bill to compensate victims of North Carolina’s eugenics program has attracted bipartisan support. John Hood’s Daily Journal examines the governor’s race between Republican Pat McCrory and Democrat Walter Dalton.
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2012
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    Some interesting insights amid the spin

    While Andrew Romano peppers much of his Newsweek profile of New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez with barbs aimed at Mitt Romney and the GOP, the article does offer occasional interesting anecdotes. [A]s she prepared to run for D.A., she decided to re-register as a Republican. Martinez…
    Mitch Kokai, May 16, 2012
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    Historian Ferguson reacts to European political developments

    You might quibble with his policy prescriptions — finding a modern-day European version of Alexander Hamilton, for one — but it’s hard to dispute Harvard historian Niall Ferguson‘s description in the latest Newsweek of the current state of European affairs. In the midst of…
    Mitch Kokai, May 16, 2012
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    In case you missed it …

    WTVD asked the John Locke Foundation to comment for its lead 6 p.m. story on the James O’Keefe video that documents potential voter fraud in North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, May 16, 2012